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Dress for Less: Black Velvet



  Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 8:15 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,, 
I LOVE velvet, so I'm very excited that it is one of the major trends for Fall (I would have worn it anyway ;) ).  Here's a dress for less featuring the awesome fabric.  I decided to turn a skirt and bodysuit into a dress-like thing and then had to add a sweater for some coverage.  This look is a bit severe for every day, but the good thing about all these pieces is that you can mix and match with a ton of other items. (It is also a bit more expensive than my usual Dress for Lesses, its hard to not use Forever 21...but I'm still angry with them)  I also still don't know if I like this...had a bit of a mental block...
Bodysuit - ASOS $20.22
Skirt - ASOS $30.33
Sweater - Alloy $34.90
Tights - ASOS $8.43
Flats - Alloy $24.90
TOTAL: $118.78
Wedge - Alloy $46.90
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46 comments:

  1. I've never been a huge fan of velvet (I have memories of wearing a velvet dress for a choir concert in middle school), but you found some cute things here! And those wedges are too perfect!

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  2. i can't wait to buy me some velvet threads and break them in all winter! it's such a classic, and i'm surprised it hasn't been more popular before now.

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  3. Well unfortunately due to my stupid internet speed I can't actually SEE the pictures but I imagine they're great... strangely enough I was wondering if I could do something with my mum's wedding dress as it was white velvet... maybe I could dye it, it's not like she will wear it again!
    I've never been a velvet fan either but I'm starting to think about it as an option for next winter - we're heading into summer over here so I have a while to consider it!

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  4. These are so great!! I can so see using all of these in an outfit....or piece by piece....LOVE them!

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  5. I love the wedge! and i always love to see your dress for less

    xx Simone from wehavebeenexpectingyou

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  6. I'm a velvet fan too - I'm glad it's back because over the last few years its been hard to find nicely tailored velvet pieces that are youthful without being goth. Nice picks!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  7. I love velvet, it remembers me when I was a teenager. At this time, it was so trendy !! No here it is, back in our wardrobe ! So good !!!

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  8. ouuu! those black ankle boots on the right are soooo nice!
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    follow me too if you like :)

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  9. i like velvet in small doses...head to toe velvet isnt cute in my opinion

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  10. love velvet, love the way you're putting it all together. :)

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  11. LOVE those alloy wedges! :D

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.blogspot.com

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  12. I also adore velvet! I found this black velvet blazer at a thrift shop a while back, and I cannot wait to wear it this fall! I really like this post, I would wear everything on this page :)

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  13. wow love those cardigans my fav colors

    xoxo, jaz
    fashionstatement101.blogspot.com

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  14. I love the black top and wedges <3

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  15. I love the skirt, I'm thinking in a very cool outfit with it... now I NEED IT!



    Sorry for being so late asking your comments honey! :(




    LA

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  16. There's definitely some cute pieces! Nice job!

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  17. Yup, I'm loving velvet like everyone else this year! How about a dress for less on that Alexa Chung madewell dress!?

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  18. i love velvet.... i've loved it for a long time... in high school i had a maroon velvet blazer... wasn't very cool then but i didn't care.

    great dress for less!

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  19. love the skirt!

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  20. I love this post! Thanks for sharing x I’ve just come across your blog and I love it! Will be stopping by from now on x

    Missy
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  21. I love that velvet is back, currently looking for the perfect skirt, great post!x

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  22. Personally I've never been big on velvet but you did a terrific job finding some cute pieces and making a nice look!

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  23. normally not a huge velvet fan but that mini skirt is super cute! i would pair it with my gold glitter DIY shoes i posted about today!

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  24. black crushed velvet is a must <3

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  25. Love the ASOS velvet skirt. So classic!

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  26. i love velvet too! its super chic and i am also so excited to incorporate it into my fall wardrobe :)

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  27. I LOVE velvet too, always have always will. It's such a lush fabric.
    Your mood board looks great.

    Just found your blog & became a follower xo

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  28. i love velvet, that color is unique.
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  29. i looooove the velvet skirt..i think you've inspired me to fall in love with all things velvet!

    stayfabulous,
    zarna
    http://zarnasrunway.blogspot.com

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  30. I'll definitely be getting a lot of use out of my velvet blazer this year -- I'm excited for velvet and plaid, velvet and lace, velvet and leather...

    Chic on the Cheap

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  31. Hey Meg! I am so extremely sorry I forgot I recently changed my email. Would you please email me with your address at my new email obsessedfashionista@hotmail.com so i can get you the giveaway dress you won!

    Thanks! and again I'm so sorry!

    xoxo, jaz
    fashionstatement101.blogspot.com

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  32. That bodysuit is pretty fab!

    Love Grace.

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  33. beautiful black wedges:)

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  34. I love velvet too! and I need this skirt...

    Emma
    TheSidewalkIsMyRunway

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  35. This is great!
    I LOVE this combination!!

    Candy dancing,
    Berlin

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  36. j'aime beaucoup ta sélection, surtout les chaussures à talons compensés

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  37. I always love velvet! it looks so ellegant and stylish ;) barbiejunk

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  38. So cute. I just purchased a long velvet skirt. I can't wait to wear it. Love the wedge shoes.

    Jackie
    www.styleforecasts.com

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  39. I'm sooo into black velvet! I got an oversized dress in the material last year and got it tailored to perfection. Can't wait to wear it again this fall!

    xx

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  40. There's a velvet mini dress from ASOS that I've been eyeing hardcore lately. I may just take the plunge...

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  41. Gorgeous finds!! Did I miss something about F21 and being mad at them? I am a space cadet sometimes.

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  42. lovely bargains.. love them all.
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